Character Assassination: Conservative Blogger Digs Into History of Michael Brown’s Stepfather
The slain Ferguson, Missouri teenager’s non-criminal history was revealed today, which didn’t sit well with Charles C. Johnson, a conservative blogger who filed a request for information on Michael Brown’s history, which should be irrelevant at this point.
When the news came out that the deceased teenager had no top felonies on his record, Johnson started spinning the news and wrote, “Gotnews.com has never said Brown was convicted–only that he was involved in one.”
He did by proxy via his Twitter account on August 19th.
Now he’s asking what a ‘serious felony’ is.
— Charles C. Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) September 3, 2014
On GotNews.com he breathlessly wrote:
Juveniles, particularly those involved in gangs, aren’t usually convicted on a first offense. They are usually given probation, a plea bargain, or a reduced sentence.
Notice how he uses the word ‘purported’ then moves on to Brown’s stepfather.
This purported lack of a criminal conviction is entirely consistent with what GotNews.com sources said. Brown’s stepfather, Louis Head, has a long rap sheet that includes gang activity. GotNews.com is currently working to obtain that entire arrest record but here are a few snapshots.
I am not going to include Johnson’s snapshots of the stepfather’s alleged activities. This is pure character assassination. I hope no one ever judges me by how my father acted in life. He was a jerk of the highest order, but that has nothing to do with me as a person. Suggesting that Brown was involved in a gang without proof of any sort, is despicable. It’s easy for him to do because of Michael’s race and the fact he’s no longer alive to defend himself. That “long rap sheet” Johnson refers to consists of two arrests. If Michael Brown was complicit in criminal activity, or his stepfather was, that still does not mean he deserved to be gunned down on the street while unarmed. We’ll never know what kind of man Michael could have become, or the contributions to society he may have made, because his life was taken from him by Darren Wilson, who Johnson seems to be supportive of. Twitter users answered Johnson’s question for him.
@ChuckCJohnson Class A or Class B, I believe is what they said. Perhaps you can look it up.
— Christopher Scott (@thecascott) September 3, 2014
@ChuckCJohnson Second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, involuntary manslaughter, second-degree robbery, first-degree burglary… — Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) September 3, 2014
.@ChuckCJohnson Second Degree Murder is a serious felony. Are you going to apologize for spreading that false rumor?
— Steven (@lllSMSlll) September 3, 2014
Keep digging, Charles. You look mahvelous! I’m not even going to do a Google search, but I’d bet that Charles went after Trayvon Martin with vigor. Just a hunch.
A far, far, far right wing blogger tweets:
Too late, Jim. You took his claim to heart previously.
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